Madalena Apartments: where comfort meets History
||Rua da Madalena, 36, 1149-032 Lisboa
Next to the Tagus River, the sky is something else: the unrepeatable sky of Lisbon. In the words of Sophia de Mello Breyner, the greatest Portuguese poet, here the eyes navigate in this “long light of blue and river”. One contemplates and does not forget. It is with this sky coming through the window that one wakes up in the noble Madalena apartments – a two-minute walk from Terreiro do Paço.
The building, which has recently undergone modern rehabilitation, integrates perfectly with the charismatic architecture of Downtown Pombalina. Thus, you can enjoy a stay full of history, tradition and refinement. Come and bathe in this sky and explore these memories!
Calmness, warmth, culture and history: these are the ingredients that make your stay in the Madalena apartments unforgettable. The accommodations for rent in the iconic downtown of Lisbon stand out for their refined but sober decoration; and for the functionality of the space, thought-out so that you can enjoy all the autonomy.
The Madalena apartments are prepared to meet your specific needs. In this way, we have 22 houses of different types available: studios, which accommodate up to three people (in the case of Superiors and Deluxe), with areas between 18 m² and 31 m²; T1 apartments, with 40 m², and capacity for three guests; and 50 m² T1 Superior apartments, ready to comfortably accommodate up to four people.
Madalena apartments, by Lisbon Serviced Apartments, await your visit. Bring the desire to discover a new sky in your suitcase and don’t waste any more time!
What will you find in the Madalena apartments?
All apartments in this refurbished building are equipped with everything you need to fully enjoy your visit to the centre of Lisbon. You have a kitchenette equipped with a hob, fridge, microwave oven, toaster, kettle, coffee machine and basic utensils for preparing meals.
In addition, the Madalena apartments have air conditioning, a TV, a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. It will also have an access code system, without keys, and automatic check-in. Believe me: you will have everything you need so that you can comfortably feel Lisbon’s historic heartbeat. If you need to store your luggage outside of your stay-time, you can use our lockers located on the entrance level of the building.
Downtown Pombalina: the reborn soul of the city
The Madalena apartments have a privileged view of Lisbon’s soul. Located between Praça do Comércio and the Sé de Lisboa, they are the ideal option for those who want, with all its comfort, to have close contact with the magical atmosphere of the city centre, where historical attractions and special places to be discovered abound.
With the great earthquake of 1755, the largest recorded in Europe, the whole area was devastated. In a literal sense, “Carmo and Trindade fell”. However, from these ruins was born, thanks to the pragmatic and avant-garde urban planning of Marquês de Pombal, the configuration that made this one of the noblest areas of the city.
In this case, all roads will lead to one of the nerve points of the Lisbon centre: Praça do Comércio. After all, we are talking about one of the most beautiful and imposing squares on the Old Continent, to which it is impossible to remain indifferent. From here, the doors of the Tagus estuary, of outstanding beauty, open to the world.
Overlooking the world
Praça do Comércio, built on the site where the Royal Palace was located until 1755, is flanked by a set of buildings that overlook the river. This has always been the most pompous of the metropolis’ reception rooms. Through this fluvial portal with a wide view of the horizon – the Cais das Colunas – kings, emperors and heads of state disembarked. The ground that was trodden here certainly has many secrets to tell!
This square is, however, marked by two key elements. In its geometric centre, the statue of José I, the king who faced the consequences of the great earthquake, mounted on his horse Gentil. On the north side, we find the Arc de Triomphe on Rua Augusta, where emblematic figures are represented, such as Vasco da Gama, Nuno Álvares Pereira or Marquês de Pombal himself.
Rua da Madalena: access to Lisbon’s tradition
The Madalena apartments share their walls with the most genuine spirit of the city. Very close, in fact, at just a short walk of four minutes, we find the Sé de Lisboa. This medieval cathedral, whose construction dates back to the 12th century, is one of the most important monuments in the country, given its priceless religious, artistic and historical value.
Its façade, in Romanesque style, presents an unmistakable central rose window that marks the landscape of the square, where it will most likely intersect with a typical tram. From there, if you continue up the hill, you will quickly reach one of the most breathtaking spots in the city: the Portas do Sol viewpoint.
In this square, located at the top of one of the seven hills of Lisbon, each corner presents an authentic living postcard of vibrant colours. The estuary of the Tagus River, in its bucolic calmness, gains contours of art in movement.
Then, continue to explore Lisbon’s popular neighbourhoods. Only then will you be able to breathe the soul of the city in its pure state. Dive into the streets, alleys, and find out what the tradition of the neighbourhood is made of.
Being in an apartment does not mean being without service!
The apartments were designed and equipped for short and medium-term stays in Lisbon, so that you can feel as if you were in your own home.
We have a permanent support service for everything you need, from questions related to the apartment, with your stay, to clarify any doubts, to requests for information about the city, to advise on a restaurant, shopping center or museum!
For any service you may need or have any questions you may have, use our permanent contact.
All our apartments have service and help-desk open 24/7. Our buildings have a team that is present in the building 365 days a year, who in addition to the daily maintenance of your apartment will be available to help you (these services are included in the daily rate).
The apartments are fully furnished with bed and bath linen, as well as appliances and kitchen utensils. All apartments benefit from a daily cleaning service that includes the change of bed and bath linen after 3 nights, or when necessary. The daily cleaning service does not include cleaning the kitchen, washing the dishes or treating clothes. If the kitchen needs to be cleaned, this service will be charged for an additional cost of € 25.00 /day. We have an optional laundry service.
The apartments are equipped with all the amenities for a pleasant stay. Everything is strictly inventoried. Nothing may be removed from the apartment. Any missing or damaged items will be charged to the client at market price plus a fee of € 30.00/item to cover replacement costs.
The apartments have dozens of cable channels (varies depending on location). If your apartment has a box, you must tune the HDMI on the TV and then turn on the receiver and choose the desired channel. If your apartment does not have a box, just choose the channels using your own command.
In addition to traditional commerce, there are always supermarkets very close to the buildings. It is also possible to get a home delivery service by choosing from a menu from an endless list of restaurants. Optionally, you can also request purchases for your stay, even being possible to have all your purchases done when you arrive at the apartment!
Check-in & Check-out
Check-in is done from 14:00h, and Check-out must be until 12:00h. During the booking period, you can enter the apartment at any time. Arrivals before 14:00 (‘early check-in’), or departures after 12:00 (‘late checkout’), are possible subject to availability at an additional cost of 40% on the published daily rate for the apartment.
The building has several Wi-Fi hotspots. Access is free. The access code can be found at the entrance to the apartment.
On-street parking is normally paid for and is usually secure. However, we suggest the usual care in this type of situation. Please be advised that certain areas have parking meters and are for limited duration parking. Check the map for the nearest covered car parks
All our apartments are non-smoking. If you do not comply with the smoking ban, a €100.00 cleaning and odor removal fee will be charged.
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The nearest subway station is “Rossio”.
The Lisbon Serviced Apartments are located just 500 metres from Caís do Sodré Station, a public transport hub, with links to many destinations, both within and outside the city of Lisbon.
The days of relying on Caravels (Portuguese two-masted boats) to carry you from one bank of the river to the other have long since gone. Today you can take modern ferry boats (“cacilheiros”). Trains take you to other parts of the country, while the subway, or metro as it is known locally, takes you around the city of Lisbon. There are also street cars, buses and other public transport links at Caís do Sodré station.
Cais do Sodré station is a 5-minute walk from your apartment. Just a few minutes ride will take you to any point in the city, in comfort and without the usual delays of traffic.
The Sintra railway is also close to the apartment and you can enjoy a trip to one of the most beautiful Portuguese towns. A fast and reliable train service runs alongside the River Tagus towards the Atlantic Ocean and in minutes, you will be on your way out of the city to enjoy Cascais and its, beaches, again taking a comfortable journey without the hassle of coping with road traffic.
Flexibility is yours with eighteen different bus lines within a 2-minute walk from the apartment building.
Modern transport with history
Modern transport and with history. Enjoy both the traditional streetcars and the modern ones, all within a 2-minute walk of the apartments.
The far bank of the River Tagus
Cacilhas, Almada, Caparica. The Tagus River boat from the remodelled Cais do Sodré station will take you from the delights of the city and the river to the famous beaches of Costa da Caparica.
Hundreds of taxis in Lisbon for you
Flexibility, privacy and comfort. In less than a minute’s walk from the apartment building you will find a taxi ready to take you wherever you want to go. If you want to be picked up instead, just call the number below. A taxi from your apartment to the Lisbon airport will cost around € 7.00. Tel.: 218 119 000